Can System Builders Turn to Ubuntu?
May 27, 2008, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frank J. Ohlhorst)
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"Late last month, Ubuntu 8.04 arrived on the scene, right on
time, right on its six-month refresh cycle and readily available
via a simple ISO image file download. While that may have been big
news for the Linux community, the question remains, what if any
impact will this latest release have on mainstream computer users?
For the majority of PC users, the impact will probably be nil. But,
that doesn't mean there isn't an opportunity here for solution
providers and system builders. But first they have to contemplate
Ubuntu being a viable alternative to Microsoft's family of Windows
products. And that may be a big leap for many to make.
"While hundreds of case studies, articles and training sessions
have all shown that Linux can be a viable alternative, the simple
fact remains, users are not flocking to it! Can this latest Ubuntu
distribution change that? Probably not...!"